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Sources of Legal & HR Information

By | March 12th, 2007|Categories: Just Interesting|

A quick trip through the blogosphere reminds me how many good sources of employment law and HR information are available.  Here are just a few that have come to my attention recently. Strategic HR Lawyer --- a well-updated blog that contains the latest in employment law and strategic HR information.  Transgender Workplace Diversity is a blog maintained [...]

Small Business Retirement Benefits —Less Than You Might Think

By | December 13th, 2006|Categories: ERISA & Benefits, Just Interesting|

Reuters and Inc.com report that only 14% of small businesses offer 401(k)'s to their employees, and 63% do not offer any retirement benefit of any kind. "The survey found that owners who do not provide retirement benefits fail to do so for a variety of reasons. Fifty-four percent said they didn't have enough employees to [...]

Tax Ruling May Make Employment Cases Easier to Settle

By | September 25th, 2006|Categories: Just Interesting|

Lawyers who represent management, and those who represent employees, tend not to agree on much. However, they probably will agree that a recent ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit might make it easier to settle employment litigations. And for that both sides will be grateful. There's little [...]

Now They’re Worried About Technology Addiction???

By | August 29th, 2006|Categories: Just Interesting|

We all know about addictions. Real and serious ones like alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Now the Insurance Journal has published an article suggesting that employers are causing workers to become addicted to technology! Really! The theory, apparently, is that open internet connectivity tempts employees to work 24/7, which could lead to stress and mental illness. [...]

Workplace Trends: Worth a Thought

By | August 17th, 2006|Categories: Just Interesting|

I just ran across a post from Diane Pfadenhauer at the Strategic HR Lawyer that discusses emerging trends in the workplace. Some are timeless problems, such as the ongoing impact of seemingly uncontrollable health care costs. Others are newer, such as the need to maintain peace in the workplace (literally) with the rise of violent [...]

Entrepreneurs Are Employers, Too

By | June 14th, 2006|Categories: Just Interesting|

Have you ever wondered whether there is a difference in personality between people who are happiest working for others and those who are happiest working for themselves? It turns out that entrepreneurs usually share certain personality traits. George Lenard (George's Employment Law Blawg) links to an interesting quiz that tests your aptitude for the life [...]

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